Just keep in mind that all topics must be debated in a fair manner. Bad things happen when people don't follow the rules. Need help defending the faith, or perhaps having doubts yourself? The Amanda Forum was formed in the summer of 2013 in response to the death of a local teen, Amanda Bach, who lost her life to teen dating violence.
If no one is available or if the victim wants to remain anonymous, Love Is Respect offers a 24-hour a day, seven days a week, free confidential talk line at 1-866-331-6474, or text loveis to 22522. In 2011 Vice President Joe Biden a life long advocate against domestic violence premiered the service by sending out the first text.
There are a variety of support services available to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault on the Internet. Please keep safety in mind as you are using these resources. Many of the message and discussion boards can be accessed by anyone on the Internet.
Statistics show that one-in-three High School Students experience either physical and/or sexual abuse while on a date.
Bullying and sexual verbal abuse has become all too easy with social networks and other communication outlets such as texting.
If you have an emergency, call your local police or 911.
Using this program as a guide, parents are encouraged to talk to their teenage children about recognizing abuse and having healthy relationships when dating.
Both male and female teens are affected by dating violence and break-up violence.
We reach out to all youth in an attempt to help them avoid this tragedy.
Are you concerned about bullying, teen suicide, and depression? Your support keeps outreach events in schools, the hotline open, and directly helps teens.